According to the Weekly Standard, the GOP secretly agreed last year to gut the military in previous negotiations with Obama and the Democrats in Congress.
As Bob Woodward recounted in his book on the debt-ceiling negotiations of 2011, The Price of Politics, Krone traveled with Reid to the White House that summer during the intense debate over extending the debt limit. In the Oval Office, Reid began explaining the outline of a $2.7 trillion debt limit extension before turning it over to Krone to explain the details. Reids plan included another round of defense cuts that John Boehner and Mitch McConnell had secretly pledged to honor.
I have finally lost complete faith with the Republican party.
I see this, and I think back on what we ate in the field back in 1969, or what our sons and daughters are eating in Afghanistan today, even if it’s ‘ready-to-everything’. They don’t even give you the damned cigarettes any more.
It makes me sick to see this bullshit.
Conservatives need to get it. The republican party is just set dressing for the marxist progressives and has been such since George Bush. They enable the statist not oppose them in trade for a few crumbs for their themselves and their friends.
Where is the GOP leadership on this?
There is no GOP leadership. They are just the other side of the same coin and they are content with keeping their jobs. There was real leadership in the Tea Party but the GOP-e won out and stifled them.
As far defense cuts are concerned, if we stop the expensive and unproductive nation building we can save a lot right there. We have spent a fortune on contracts doing this and what benefits do we derive?
Sorry, but the DoD is loaded with fat and wastes money with the best of them. They need to get their haircut like everyone else. (Other agencies need limbs removed or to be extinguished totally, but the DoD can do with a significant haircut.)
We’re broke. We can’t afford this crap anymore. Get out of Afghanistan, get out of Europe, get out of Japan. Bring our people home, and let the rest of the world start paying their share of the load.
So a $500Bn budget “hollows out” the DoD? BS.
It would help if Conservatives didn’t lie to protect their special interests, of which the military budget is just one.
EVERYTHING needs to be cut. But just because one thing isn’t cut that deserves to be cut doesn’t mean we need to lie about everything else. Then again this is the la-la land of lying Democrats and lying Republicans.
We’re so screwed.
Can we de-fund AF-1???
This being the case anyway, it is now even more imperative that the sequestration cuts are allowed to take effect. We know the military will be gutted bhack to 2007 funding levels, so let the rats welfare / vote buying scheme take a hit, too.
At our current point in history a large standing Army might not be a good thing.
If Dempthey had actually stood up on his hind legs and demonstrated even a modicum of leadership, he wouldn’t have to worry about a “hollowing” based on mass departures due to low morale...
This is a secret? We can thank the Republicans for this. I honestly don’t blame the Democrats. Like the proverbial scorpion, it’s simply their nature.
From Rightside News:
In April 2012, LTC Dooley,
a highly decorated combat veteran, was
publically condemned by General Martin
Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of
Staff, and relieved of his teaching
assignment because of the negative way
Islam was portrayed in an elective course
entitled, Perspectives on Islam and
So General (Dhimmi) Dempsey has 0 credibility in my view.
Most of the scheduled, automatic spending cuts are against the bureaucrats who keep an eye on us to stop us from producing, those (government teachers) who label small children as terrorists and the like. Defense increases will be properly approved again by the House when needed, probably soon. Cut the many useless programs first, any way that we can.
Or by all means, spend it all more quickly, and get us to much smaller government by way of default. One way or the other is fine with real Americans, who are descended for many generations from early America. We don’t care for those cities that leech recirculated debt solely from government and look like foreign countries (except to those who yearn for the likes of Benito).